PebblePad Essentials

PebblePad essentials

Pebble+

Pebble+ is the Personal Learning Space that provides students with a space to record and make sense of learning experiences, both academic and personal. Records of learning become assets which can be combined in personalised presentations such as an e-portfolio to reflect growth, knowledge and capability over time.

ATLAS 

ATLAS is the part of PebblePad used for organising and supporting assessment and feedback. It can be used by teachers to organise students into groups, provide resources for completing assessment tasks, set up Assignments where students can submit their work and provide informal and formal feedback on submitted assets.

Assets

  • An asset is anything you create in Pebble+ or upload to Pebble+
  • Assets are typically records of student learning, achievements or aspirations
  • Assets can be tagged with keywords to make them searchable and discoverable
  • They can be structured (e.g. plans, experiences, reflections, talents) or freeform (e.g. posts)
  • Can be collected and presented for a particular purpose (eg. employment e-portfolio)
  • Can be private, shared with others, or shared with the world (published to the web)

Resources

  • Resources are fillable web pages (templates) or collections of fillable web pages (workbooks) built to support a particular learning task
  • Resources can be made directly available to students in their Pebble+ Resource Centre
  • Templates and workbooks are typically created by staff and made available to students  to complete over time as a record of learning development and achievement
  • Templates are organised into categories based on the type of record they are designed to create – Plan, Experience, Reflection, Talent or Feedback.

Workspaces

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  • A space created when a LearnJCU subject site is linked to PebblePad
  • Used for managing students’ PebblePad activity in a subject
  • Used for making resources available to students to support a particular activity
  • Used for viewing submitted assessment, giving feedback and grading.
  • Accessible only to its members